The index measuring the performance of the Oregon economy slipped 0.85 percent.
Officials hope the Texas-based propane company will be the first new business to open in Goshen.
Rocky King's official last day is March 5.
The state enrolled 29 businesses as "benefit companies," defined by their commitment to social and environmental responsibility.
Portland's medical device maker hopes to raise up to $15 million through an initial public offering.
The city's administrative headquarters needs a $95 million overhaul to repair major structural problems and water damage.
City council officials are less than a month away from annexing the Deschutes County-owned airport property.